Fire / EMS Department
The Upton Fire and EMS Department is a combination department made up of dedicated career and call personnel cooperatively providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the community of Upton MA, while partnering with other local and regional emergency services organizations. We are an equal opportunity, progressive organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality service within the constraints of our funding and personnel resources.
The Upton Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department provides prompt, quality services to our community that promote safety and security while benchmarking our services against National, State, and Local Standards.
The Upton Fire and EMS Department will remain committed to the strong combination model of call/volunteer and career fire and emergency medical services personnel. The Department will strive to be a model Combination Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
- When can I get a permit to burn brush?
Open burning is regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the open burning season conducted from January 15th through May 1st of each year. To obtain a burning permit you can apply online. Once you obtain your permit, you may burn any allowable day during the season, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. You must call for permission to burn. There are restrictions on what is permissible to burn.
- What can I do with my old propane tanks for the barbecue grill? Will the Town's rubbish removal contractor take them?
The Propane cylinders still have product in them and should be disposed of properly. If you wish to dispose of a propane cylinder you must first insure that it is empty, then remove the control valve and rinse the tank with water. Once this is complete, you may bring the cylinder to the transfer station on Beaver Street.
- How do I arrange a Tour of the Fire Station?
A tour of any fire station can be arranged by calling our business telephone number 508-529-3421. Our SAFE Officer, Bonnie Lopez is responsible for public education and can arrange for your tour.
- How do I arrange to use the Training Room or EOC at the Fire Station?
When not in use, the Fire EMS Department Training Room or EOC may be used by Town Boards and Committee's. Upton Fire EMS Department functions and operations are the primary use of these rooms and shall be given first preference. Scheduling of the Department Training Room or EOC can be arranged through the Room Request Form or by calling the Fire EMS Headquarters during normal business hours at 508-529-3421.
The rooms are available Monday through Friday evenings. No food or drinks are allowed. Children must be supervised at all times. Visitors are asked not wander the facility as it is a working Fire EMS station. Visitors are requested to park in the rear of the building and enter through the rear entrance. The room must be clean and put back in an orderly condition following use.
- Can I get my fire extinguisher recharged at the Fire Station?
No, the fire department does not have the capacity to recharge fire extinguishers. According to Massachusetts General Law, we are not permitted to recommend the services of companies to perform services. Therefore, if you need a fire extinguisher recharged, we recommend you consult the business directory in your telephone book for fire extinguisher companies.